Judith R. Walkowitz

Judith R. Walkowitz is professor of history at John Hopkins University and a pioneer in the fields of British cultural history, urban studies and women’s history. The author of City of Dreadful Delights: Narratives of Sexual Danger in Late-Victorian London (1992) she lives in New York.
Nights Out in Cosmopolitan London
In the years up to World War Two, Soho was transformed from a dark proletarian quarter into a mecca of shopping, restaurants and night-life entertainments. Judith Walkowitz looked at the particular contribution of Jews “up West”, from the schleppers of Berwick Street market to the tailors of Savile Row and the musicians of Lyons Corner Houses. In a conversation with social historian Jerry White about her book Nights Out Life in Cosmopolitan London, Walkowitz brought to life a host ...